RATINGS: 3972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alechimp (10) - - OCT 26, 2012
Truly delish. Got me started on arrogant beverages and still the go to for single serving hop blasting. Not my favourite, but close

Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 22oz bottle(room temp) a clear deep amber with a huge head of foam that just won't quit. Solid layer with lots of lacing. The smell is very hoppy. I note grapefruit in big abundance. The taste on first sip is hugely hoppy. Lots of citrus that makes your mouth want to pucker but just before it does, the malt moves in and somewhat tames the hops. No, more than that. The malt actually takes over the flavour and I'm not talking really sweet caramel malt...wait...yes I am. Wow. You fooled me. ;^) Boy, is this a treat. Further sips in and I'm getting more of the balanced flavours but mind you, while the hops and malt seem to be working in unison, I cannot deny that the said flavours are as big and bold as the great outdoors. Like the label says, this is an aggressive beer and it refuses to let you just sit there and reach a comfort zone; when you're sipping on it, it takes center stage and all others things going on around you become mere side shows. What an egotistical brew and...I'm loving it! Bottom line: A fantastic brew that will earn your attention whether you wish to or not. Highly recommended!

rumore (703) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 16, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours a beautiful red with nice reflections. Aroma is toasted, caramel. Body is average, with limited carbonation. Taste is toasted at first, then quite some bitterness kicks in, an old school one. Finish seems not that long initially, but bitterness comes up when you least expect it and lasts very long.

BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - OCT 15, 2017
one of my favorites; reddish-brown color; malty, piney aroma; really well balanced; bready malt and piney hops; assertive and full of flavor and arrogance

Satyroneto (390) - BRAZIL - OCT 13, 2017
Cor âmbar com tonalidade rubi, translúcida e com leve brilho; espuma bege com médias formação e persistência e bom lacing. Aroma intenso de lúpulos resinosos com caramelo e cítrico de toranja em segundo plano e ainda um toque de álcool. Sabor já de início com bastante amargor resinoso e leve caramelo, com meio fugaz de dulçor de frutas amarelas e final de amargor resinoso "arrogante"acompanhado em segundo plano de madeira e álcool; retrogosto intenso e persistente de amargor adstringente com um toque de álcool. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.

Slautar (688) - Gdañsk, POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
W aromacie na początku dzieje się niewiele lecz po lekkim ogrzaniu piwa aż nadto wyraźnie aktywują się gotowane warzywka. W smaku przyjemny balans słodu i goryczki chociaż bez charakterystycznych punktów odniesienia (lub zaczepienia). Nienajgorsze piwo. A może piwo dobre tylko I'm not worthy?

PowY (992) - AUSTRIA - SEP 30, 2017
From tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Berlin. Nearly clear, dark copper color with a beige head. The aroma is lightly hoppy (orange, pine) along with some honey, some bready malt and hints of yeast in the back. Medium body with a light sweetness and a medium bitterness. The flavor is light to medium malty (biscuit, caramel, honey) followed by lots of bitter hops and some woody notes.

Aroma: 7
Appearance: 4
Taste: 7
Palate: 4
Overall: 13

kryspin3 (139) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Wersja z Berlina. Ciemnobursztynowo-rubinowa barwa, zamglone, piana kremowa, średnio obfita, drobne i średnie pęcherzyki, zostawia ładny lacing. W aromacie rodzynki, truskawki, nektar, lekki miód, lekki karmel, lekkie owoce tropikalne, żywica, nieco cytrusów. W smaku chmielowe - świeży chmiel, nieco łodygi, trochę melona i grejpfruta i rodzynkowe, dużo rodzynek. Nieco porzeczki. Poza tym słodki nektar, karmel. W posmaku chmielowe, łodygowe, słodkawe. Goryczka dość mocna, tytoniowa, lekko zalega. Wysycenie średnie.

pappabear (12) - Granbury, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Pint can poured in Glass. An excellent American Strong Ale. (I admit I haven't tried many American Strong Ale's) Pours a dark Amber/medium brown. Fluffy head that dies down after a few minutes with a little lacing. The aroma was the only thing underwhelming about the beer. the taste is very robust. Caramel, mild citrus, malty, slightly sweet, and finishes just a little bitter. Best part is the message on the back. If you don't like this beer --keep it to yourself. Classic.

Moravius (1403) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2017
„Arrogant Bastard Ale", Dose (50 cl) aus einem Supermarkt in Berlin. - Laut Dose „gebraut in Deutschland von Stone Brewing Berlin“ - und trotzdem von RAB unter der kalifornischen Mutterbrauerei geführt? - Dunkelgoldbraun, schwach trüb, rasch zerfallender Schaum. - In der Nase tiefe, warme aber gar nicht allzu intensive IPA-Aromen: Mango, Orangenschale, Nadelwald, Harz. - Im Antrunk intensive Grapefruit-Hopfenherbe mit wuchtiger harziger Bittere. Fülliger karamelmalzig-nussiger Körper. Milder rezent, vollmundig. Im Abgang - natürlich - noch mehr hammerharte harzige, leicht holzige Bittere. - Noch ein gutes Stück stärker als die meisten IPAs aber keineswegs besser, auch nicht sonderlich komplex. Ein großmäuliges Bier, das alle Stereotypen auf die Spitze treibt; genau das Richtige für verhaltensunsichere Craft-Bier-Adepten ...

Niko100 (2982) - Chicago, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, spicy hops, & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, spicy hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, a classic - very good.

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